“Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, OK U!”
Okay, so my school’s fight song isn’t really creative, but it sure does get the crowd ready for a football game, especially when there are 80,000 fans singing it. Sadly enough, it turns out that the University of Oklahoma’s fight song was inspired by the songs that students sing at Yale University and the University of North Carolina, but hey, I still like it.
Almost every school has a fight song that students and fans sing at sporting events. These fight songs have two main purposes: get the home-team excited and intimidate the competition.
William Studweil and Bruce Schueneman are the co-authors of College Fight Song II, A Supplementary Anthology. After listening to hundreds of college fight songs, Studwell and Schueneman selected the top college fight songs based on several important factors, such as popularity, sound, emotional effects of the song, and energy.
Here are their top five college fight songs:
Do you love your school’s fight song? Tell us where you go to school and why your song should have made this list!